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When I was growing up, my most cherished memories include sitting around the table with my family after dinner, swapping stories about our day and reminiscing over favorite times. Sometimes we’d sit for an hour or more, not wanting our conversation to end (or to do the dishes!). Pull up a chair and enjoy browsing through my blog posts around my virtual kitchen table. I hope you’ll connect with me by leaving comments and subscribe to receive my latest posts. My prayer for you is to be encouraged and inspired by the words I share here, without even having to help with the dishes.
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Gathering around the table

  My mother has always had a thing about sitting around the table at supper. When the food was set out, she’d have one of us turn off the TV …

  Fireflies, family and the front porch. This is the substance of my childhood. As we played in the yard on summer evenings catching fireflies, the adults sat on the …

Your scars tell your story

  I’ve always been drawn to history. Stories of old that reveal truths from the past. Stories of families, love and even tragedies. I’m not sure why it intrigues me …

white house in field

When my husband, John, and I decided it was time to build our forever home on the family farm, we needed to determine its location. Since there are over 240 …

lantern in fog

  Charleston in the spring. It’s not just a place to go, but a city to experience. A city that engages all of the senses through the fragrance of the …

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    Home. The word can be meaningful and lovely. Or painful and ugly. One’s perspective of home is usually formed by a mother. Even if a situation is frightening …

You won’t find pictures of it while scrolling through Pinterest or perusing house and garden magazines at the grocery check-out. It’s not something you envision when you lay in bed …

Although the word divorce has never been uttered between my husband and me in thirty years of marriage, there was a time I was afraid it might become part of …

Nothing gives a peek into a family’s lifestyle better than designing their dream home. I know because I’ve been drawing house plans for over thirty years. There are the typical …

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